Mob tries to immolate mentally challenged person as braid chopper in Sopore

Srinagar: A mentally challenged person was saved on Friday by police from the hands of a mob that tried to immolate him and run him over with a tractor on suspicion of being a braid chopper in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore.

The police received information that a mob had got hold of an alleged braid chopper in the fruit mandi area.

When they rushed to the spot, they found the mob beating Wasim Ahmad Tantray “ruthlessly”.

“The miscreants had also burnt some grass and were trying to set the person ablaze. Some even tried to run him over with a tractor,” a police officer said.

Tantray, who is said to be “mentally challenged”, was rescued and rushed to a Sopore hospital. “Condition of the injured is stated to be critical and has now been referred to Srinagar,” the police officer said.

An FIR was registered and the culprits have been identified, the police said.